2012 Scientific Reading and Writing Course (STRAW)

The Course combines writing-to-learn techniques with peer learning to help you further your understanding of journal articles and to help you to more clearly communicate your knowledge to others. You work with your mentor, peers, and, when you like, with a Teacher Tutor on STRAW assignments who helps you understand your research by regularly communicating your part of the big picture. The STRAW course culminates with a Poster Presentation in which you will present your summer's work to other students and to members of the Rockefeller University community.

The STRAW course will begin with the reading of a model paper by Colman et al. As we dissect this article as a group, you will learn methods to facilitate the reading and comprehension of challenging science articles.

For more detailed information on the STRAW classes, please click here, or click on STRAW > Schedule link in the navigation on the left side of this page.

Please bring a spiral notebook to all STRAW classes. You may want to purchase the 6th Edition of the Day & Gastel (in paperback) to help you with your STRAW work. There is also a copy on reserve at the Markus Library on the Rockefeller campus.

R. A. Day & B. Gastel. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 6th ed. Greenwood Press, Westport. (2006).